§ SIR THOMAS ESMONDE (Wexford, W.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he will consider the advisability of appointing some Roman Catholic ladies to the position of inspectors of boarded-out children in Ireland.
(Answer.) The present inspector has only very recently been appointed. Until the Government has had some practical experience (after a reasonable interval) of the working of the duties of the officer, the question of the appointment of a second inspector could not be entertained.—(Irish Office.)